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Let's Talk: Essential Oils

Topics: Glass, Materials, Plastic

An essential oil is a liquid distilled from elements of a plant.  It is a natural way to infuse your product with aromatic and medicinal properties. As these oils have become more popular with consumers, they have also become a source of questions in the industry.

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Let's Talk: PE (Polyethylene)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PE

Polyethylene is a general purpose or commodity thermoplastic that is characterized along side with Polypropylene in the Olefin family.

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Let's Talk: PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PET

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. PET features excellent mechanical, optical, and electrical properties.

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Topics: Packaging, Materials, Decoration

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Let's Talk: PP (Polypropylene)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PP

The annual U.S. consumption volume of polypropylene is approximately 37 billion pounds and is second only to polyethylene.

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Let's Talk: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, ABS

The current U.S. production level for ABS is approximately 1.2 billion pounds per year. The main reason for the widespread use of ABS is its unique combination of properties that can be attributed to the composition of its three main components.

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Let's Talk: Copolyesters (PETG/PCTG/PCTA)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PETG, PCTG, PCTA

PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.

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Let's Talk: PMMA (Polymethyl Methacrylate)

Topics: Materials, Plastic, PMMA

PMMA, being the first transparent thermoplastic material, contributed to the use of plastic materials as a substitute for optically transparent glass applications.

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Let's Talk: Glass Bottle Recycling

Topics: Process, Glass, Materials

Glass containers offer a highly sustainable solution to your packaging needs. Glass is 100% recyclable and if recycled properly it will never lose its purity or its quality no matter how many times it is reused. Glass recycling is also an efficient and effective process that can turn old glass bottles into a completely new product. This recyclability is not only important for the environment, but also for manufacturers, because it can save money and reduce emissions.

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Let's Talk: PCR

Topics: Materials, Plastic

With environmental concerns on the rise, post-consumer resin (PCR) can be used as a ‘green’ alternative to your packaging solution. PCR resin is the recycled product of plastic waste created by consumers. Depending on the project, PCR materials can offer many benefits, such as decreased carbon footprint, increased profit, reduced costs, and improved brand image; but there’s still a lot of confusion about them.

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